The controversial trial of a Russian lawyer who died in prison—Sergei Magnitsky—has opened in Moscow but it was adjourned shortly after.
A state-appointed lawyer for Magnitsky questioned the trial's legality, saying the dead man's family did not recognise him as their lawyer.
Magnitsky's family has dismissed the trial as a mockery of justice.
Magnitsky died in detention after accusing officials of a major tax fraud. His case soured Russian-US ties.